Shaw, Beamish, DiBella Lead 25 All-CSFL Selections for Sprint Football

All-CSFL Honorees

Penn racked up 25 All-CSFL selections to close out the 2012 sprint football season, with four of those selections earning first-team All-CSFL honors.

Whit Shaw accounted for two of the four first-team All-CSFL honors, including his third career selection as a first-team All-CSFL wide receiver. Shaw caught 33 passes for 488 yards to lead the Quakers in both categories. He was third in the CSFL in receiving yards, but led the league with 10 touchdowns. Shaw was also named first-team All-CSFL in the "All-Purpose" category for his work in on both sides of the ball. In addition to his receiving exploits, Shaw tied for the CSFL lead with four interceptions, while breaking up seven other passes and making 15 tackles as a defensive back. To complete his trifecta of postseason honors, Shaw was named honorable mention on special teams for his work in the return game. Shaw had 18 kick returns, averaging 23.2 yards-per-return with a long of 95 for a touchdown. Over his career, Shaw received a total of seven All-CSFL selections.

Joining Shaw as a first-team All-CSFL selection on offense was running back Mike Beamish, who was named as a top running back in the league for the second consecutive season. Beamish led the CSFL in rushing, amassing 725 yards over 169 carries. He averaged 4.3 yards-per-rush, setting a new career high in both carries and yards. Beamish also picked up second-team All-CSFL honors as a punter for the second year in a row. A weapon for Penn in the field position game, Beamish punted 42 times for an average of 38.1 yards. His long was 59 yards, one of four punts of 50+ yards. 12 of Beamish's punts were downed inside the 20.

For the third year in a row, Anthony DiBella was named first-team All-CSFL on the defensive side of the ball. One of Penn's leaders on defense, DiBella was named first-team at linebacker for the first time after two previous selections on the line. DiBella led the team with 53 total tackles, making 37 of those unassisted. He was in on three sacks, part of 5.5 tackles for loss, while also coming up with three interceptions and forcing a pair of fumbles.

The Quakers had six other players earn second-team All-CSFL honors, led by freshman Mack Pierson at defensive line. Pierson made 42 tackles, 16 of those for a loss, in his first season. Pierson was a nightmare for quarterbacks, registering nine sacks while forcing two fumbles. Matt Pellegrino and Jack Miller combined for 89 tackles during the season as linebackers, and were both honored as second-team All-CSFL. Offensive linemen Shane Curry and Donnie Kneisel were part of a group responsible for blocking for Mike Beamish during the season, and were honored as second-team All-CSFL linemen for their part in Beamish league-leading season. Brendan Dale was used primarily as a blocking tight end and earned second-team All-CSFL recognition for his work.

Penn's 2012 All-CSFL Honorees

Mike Beamish, Running Back
Anthony DiBella, Linebacker
Whit Shaw, Wide Receiver; All-Purpose

Mike Beamish, Punter
Shane Curry, Offensive Line
Brendan Dale, Tight End
Donnie Kneisel, Offensive Line
Jack Miller, Linebacker
Mack Pierson, Defensive Line
Matt Pellegrino, Linebacker

Honorable Mention
Michael Bass, Kicker
Keith Braccia, Quarterback
Nick Longtin, Wide Receiver
Sean McGreevy, Offensive Line
Matthew Paige, Offensive Line
Kai Peng, Tight End, Kicker
Danny Reyes, Long Snapper
Nick Rush, Defensive Back
Oakes Salancy, Defensive Line
Hassan Siddiqui, Defensive Line
Whit Shaw, Special Teams
Chris Twombly, Defensive Back
Carl Wittig, Defensive Line

Download: 2012 All League Teams Final.pdf